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Keynote Speakers

Allan Abbass

Dr. Allan Abbass is the founding Director of the Centre for Emotions and Health at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Canada. Dr. Abbass's clinical speciality and research focus is the use of Short-Term Dynamic Psychotherapy (ISTDP), particularly on how unprocessed emotion plays a part in medically unexplained physical symptoms.

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Leslie Greenberg

Dr. Leslie Greenberg is one of the originators and primary developers of Emotion-Focused Therapy (EFT) for individuals and couples.

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Bruce Ecker

Bruce Ecker, LMFT is co-originator of Coherence Therapy, co-director of the Coherence Psychology Institute, and coauthor of Unlocking the Emotional Brain: Eliminating Symptoms at Their Roots Using Memory Reconsolidation; the Coherence Therapy Practice Manual & Training Guide; and Depth Oriented Brief Therapy: How To Be Brief When You Were Trained To Be Deep and Vice Versa.  His central theme is transformational therapeutic change understood as a process that is both deeply subjective and scientifically well defined.  By mapping extensive neuroscience research on memory reconsolidation into focused, demonstrated therapeutic methodology, he has driven the clinical field’s recognition of memory reconsolidation as the brain’s innate process of transformational change, fostering advances in the effectiveness and the transtheoretical unification of psychotherapy.

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Nancy McWilliams

Nancy McWilliams teaches at Rutgers University's Graduate School of Applied & Professional Psychology and practices in Lambertville, New Jersey. She is author of Psychoanalytic Diagnosis (1994, rev. ed. 2011), Psychoanalytic Case Formulation (1999), and Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy (2004) and is associate editor of the Psychodynamic Diagnostic Manual, 2nd ed. (2017). A former president of Division 39 (Psychoanalysis) of the American Psychological Association, she has been featured in three APA videos of master clinicians, the most recent being "Three Approaches to Psychotherapy". Her books are available in 20 languages; she lectures widely both nationally and internationally.





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